Category Archives: Transport

Ministerial Statement – Greenhouse Gas

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment Climate Change and Land Reform recently gave a report to the parliament on Scotland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Meeting our 2015 greenhouse gas emissions target was welcome progress towards a zero-carbon Scotland, but if we … Continue reading

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Active Travel Debate

I was very pleased to contribute to the debate earlier in the week on promoting active travel in Scotland. We all know there are significant health, environmental, and economic gains from getting people to be more active. and the easiest … Continue reading

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SNP delay Air Departure Cut

Today the Scottish Government gave a statement on Air Departure Tax. Scottish Labour has consistently opposed this cut, as it is wrong to introduce a tax cut which predominantly benefits the well-off in our society at a time of financial constraint. … Continue reading

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A better transport system with Labour

We need investment in a modern, integrated, accessible transport system – that people across Scotland can rely on and afford. ScotRail trains are failing to match the national punctuality target at nearly 60% of stations where trains terminate. While there … Continue reading

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National Walking Strategy – for health and environment

We all know there are significant health and economic gains from getting people to become active, and the easiest and cheapest way for individuals to achieve this is by increasing walking. I am very pleased to discuss how I can … Continue reading

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Borders Rail

Every year, around about January, I have the pleasure of attending the Borders Care Voice Annual Forum for carers. This gives carers in the Borders the opportunity to raise a number of different issues with their representatives face to face. … Continue reading

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ScotRail December timetable change

Please take note of the new ScotRail timetable which begins on Sunday 11 December and runs to 20 May 2017. For details of your journey you can check ScotRail’s website here. Also make sure you know about Christmas and New … Continue reading

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Passengers deserve a rail fare freeze

Last week Kezia Dugdale called on the Scottish Government to give passengers a ‘break’ by freezing regulated rail fares, which are due to increase by up to 1.9 per cent in January. This was after another week of delay and … Continue reading

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The SNP are not keeping things on track

For the last week and a half the news has been dominated by the poor service which has been provided for the commuters of Scotland by Abellio. We have all heard the constant stories of overcrowded and late trains that … Continue reading

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Put Passengers First

30 years ago bus services outside London were deregulated and Scottish Labour wants this to change. Without regulation bus companies in Scotland can slash services with little or no consultation. As a consequence, since 2007, the total number of bus … Continue reading

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